Jan Rakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
Parenting
(858) 376-7984
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San Diego, CA 92130
Parenting
It can be overwhelming to begin the process of therapy and takes courage to make that first contact. OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS BECAUSE OF COVID 19. As your therapist I will engage you in becoming comfortable exploring your inner self and learning where do you get stuck and what increases your satisfaction in life. Using a compassionate and collaborative approach, we will develop a plan that addresses your issues. You will learn to look in the mirror and not the magnifying glass to improve both your self image and relationships with others. You will also learn how to set boundaries; this reduces anger and increases self esteem.
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Shelise Decal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
Parenting
(619) 304-5055
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San Diego, CA 92108
Parenting
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
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Paul Santero
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Everyone, at one time or another, encounters challenging experiences which can leave a lasting, negative effect. These challenging or traumatic experiences can leave wounds of shame that can hinder one from being their true, authentic self. I specialize in helping people overcome and heal these wounds which results in living a more free, authentic and assertive life. We will journey and collaborate together to help you achieve the goals you have for yourself. I work with teens, individuals, couples and families on a variety of areas.
Parenting
(858) 295-3546
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San Diego, CA 92108
Parenting
Everyone, at one time or another, encounters challenging experiences which can leave a lasting, negative effect. These challenging or traumatic experiences can leave wounds of shame that can hinder one from being their true, authentic self. I specialize in helping people overcome and heal these wounds which results in living a more free, authentic and assertive life. We will journey and collaborate together to help you achieve the goals you have for yourself. I work with teens, individuals, couples and families on a variety of areas.
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Brenda G Leon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Are you feeling overwhelmed or sad? Perhaps you’ve experienced an event that you haven’t been able to forget and it’s preventing you from moving on? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your everyday life even though nothing really bad is going on? You’re not alone and you can begin to experience relief. I have over 10 years in the field and can help you find practical solutions to everyday issues with skills that you’ll be able to utilize in a various environments. Finding a therapist can be very difficult and I understand that challenge. Contact me to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Parenting
(619) 649-8025
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San Diego, CA 92117
Parenting
Are you feeling overwhelmed or sad? Perhaps you’ve experienced an event that you haven’t been able to forget and it’s preventing you from moving on? Are you not feeling fulfilled with your everyday life even though nothing really bad is going on? You’re not alone and you can begin to experience relief. I have over 10 years in the field and can help you find practical solutions to everyday issues with skills that you’ll be able to utilize in a various environments. Finding a therapist can be very difficult and I understand that challenge. Contact me to see if we are a good fit. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
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Kathie Sweeten
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
The decision to seek out therapy is not always an easy one. However, finding a therapist that provides support, encouragement and techniques that can improve how a person feels and functions in life is worth the effort. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have been licensed for over 20 years and I have worked in an office setting, in homes, schools and the community. I provide individual therapy, testing and assessment. I am trained in techniques using Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Parenting
(858) 905-5947
Verified

San Diego, CA 92127
Parenting
The decision to seek out therapy is not always an easy one. However, finding a therapist that provides support, encouragement and techniques that can improve how a person feels and functions in life is worth the effort. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have been licensed for over 20 years and I have worked in an office setting, in homes, schools and the community. I provide individual therapy, testing and assessment. I am trained in techniques using Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
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Marjan Davoudi
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health, has 20 years of Psychotherapy experience,and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has relocated to San Diego area from Chicago, after obtaining her second board certified license in the state of California. Her clinical concentration is treating depression/ anxiety, adjustment to the new condition of life and relationship problems. She works with diverse patient populations from many cultural backgrounds. She is also an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) practitioner and her area of research concentration is trauma and crisis intervention.
Parenting
(858) 205-5486
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San Diego, CA 92108
Parenting
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health, has 20 years of Psychotherapy experience,and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has relocated to San Diego area from Chicago, after obtaining her second board certified license in the state of California. Her clinical concentration is treating depression/ anxiety, adjustment to the new condition of life and relationship problems. She works with diverse patient populations from many cultural backgrounds. She is also an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing) practitioner and her area of research concentration is trauma and crisis intervention.
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Luis Alberto Contreras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92154
Luis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with families and youth of diverse backgrounds over the past 17 years in various social service settings. Luis has extensive experience working with families involved in the Child Welfare Services system, as well with youth involved with probation. In addition, Luis provided therapeutic services in both clinic and community environments and has provided parenting education courses for the past 9 years using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting curriculum. I like to work with my clients as a collaborative team on creating an effective process empowering you to take charge of your future.
Parenting
(619) 369-1307
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San Diego, CA 92154
Parenting
Luis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with families and youth of diverse backgrounds over the past 17 years in various social service settings. Luis has extensive experience working with families involved in the Child Welfare Services system, as well with youth involved with probation. In addition, Luis provided therapeutic services in both clinic and community environments and has provided parenting education courses for the past 9 years using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting curriculum. I like to work with my clients as a collaborative team on creating an effective process empowering you to take charge of your future.
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Lara Zappaterra
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
Parenting
(858) 956-7579
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San Diego, CA 92117
Parenting
Hello and Welcome. I have over a decade of practice in individual, adolescent, and couples therapy. I specialize in treating mood or anxiety difficulties, trauma, childhood trauma, chronic pain and illnesses, relational difficulties, life stressors, or life and identity transitions. My passion is to help you breathe freely; experiencing relief, resilience, self-compassion, and increased emotional freedom. We often learn strategies through life to keep us safe, but those strategies may hold us back in our present. It is in our relationships that we learned these strategies; it is through a therapeutic relationship that we heal.
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Neshmil Ariy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
*Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome! My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members.
Parenting
(619) 332-5010
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San Diego, CA 92108
Parenting
*Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome! My first goal as a therapist is to provide an environment where you will feel safe and comfortable in order to make the most progress. I'm a bilingual (English and Spanish) therapist in San Diego and have over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, adults, and families overcome current obstacles to live a happier balanced life. I have experience working with Active Duty Services Members as well as their family members.
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The Center for Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
Parenting
(858) 496-7681
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92130
Parenting
As a marriage and family psychotherapist for over 30 years, I am an experienced, eclectic clinician whose passion is helping couples become masters of their relationship and individuals become their best selves. Clients find me to be warm, active, engaged, and creative. I often use humor, metaphor, and therapeutic experiment to enliven sessions, and utilize tools for practice to support clients between sessions. I work to have each session build on the last and reach the client’s goals in timely and powerful ways. I am committed to having each person feel known, understood, supported and appreciated throughout the therapeutic process.
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Delya Rahmani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPS, CDPT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
UPCOMING! Just opened availability to accept ONLY 4 new clients starting Jan 18, 2021, then I will be fully booked again. If you want real results from each session you invest in then let's get started! I utilize Trauma therapy, DBT, Internal Family Systems approach. As a holistic therapist who has done her own internal work, I can assist you past your deepest struggles. If you want lifelong tools you can actually apply between sessions and begin building your toolbox of empowerment let's start building! Perfect freedom, peace, and joy is your birthright and you can have it NOW, you don't have to do this alone!
Parenting
(360) 334-3451
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San Diego, CA 92108
Parenting
UPCOMING! Just opened availability to accept ONLY 4 new clients starting Jan 18, 2021, then I will be fully booked again. If you want real results from each session you invest in then let's get started! I utilize Trauma therapy, DBT, Internal Family Systems approach. As a holistic therapist who has done her own internal work, I can assist you past your deepest struggles. If you want lifelong tools you can actually apply between sessions and begin building your toolbox of empowerment let's start building! Perfect freedom, peace, and joy is your birthright and you can have it NOW, you don't have to do this alone!
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Shawn Dee Hartless
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LEP Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92109
I specialize in assessment of Learning Disabilities including Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia), Math (Dyscalculia), and Oral Expression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) Autism or Asperger's, Pervasive Developemental Disorder, and Gifted students. I develop learning profiles in order to highlight which instructional methods are most and least effective with the child. I also, determine if there is a need for accommodations on SAT, ACT, AP and graduate school exams.
Parenting
(858) 914-4674
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San Diego, CA 92109
Parenting
I specialize in assessment of Learning Disabilities including Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia), Math (Dyscalculia), and Oral Expression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) Autism or Asperger's, Pervasive Developemental Disorder, and Gifted students. I develop learning profiles in order to highlight which instructional methods are most and least effective with the child. I also, determine if there is a need for accommodations on SAT, ACT, AP and graduate school exams.
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Dina Cuervo
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
Parenting
(626) 427-6532
Verified
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92102
Parenting
*Accepting new clients* Your mind is filled with thoughts of worry or fear, your body reacts with uncomfortable sensations, and you want to avoid or escape situations. You often feel sad and don’t understand why, or how to feel relief. You avoid activities that could be enjoyable, which affect your relationships and social life. You lack the motivation or energy for daily tasks that used to be automatic. Maybe you experienced a horrible event, or a painful, stressful period in your life and you believe your life is forever changed. If you experienced this struggle prior to Covid-19, your feelings are likely heightened right now.
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Rebecca Rabe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92106
For over 17 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
Parenting
(619) 502-9466
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San Diego, CA 92106
Parenting
For over 17 years, I have been working with children, teenagers, and young adults to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully. I assist clients in developing insight into their current life situation, broaden their ability to cope with some of life's greatest challenges, and nurture their resiliency. I promote healthy relationships between youth and their parents by facilitating effective communication and strengths-based parenting. I believe in a holistic approach and will work with parents, families, physicians, psychiatrists, and teachers to ensure that the best treatment is provided.
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Jennifer A. Miller Psy.d.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92120
Thank you for selecting my profile. At this time, I am not accepting new clients. I will be on sabbatical until January 2021. I wish you well on your healing journey.
Parenting
(619) 378-7076
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92120
Parenting
Thank you for selecting my profile. At this time, I am not accepting new clients. I will be on sabbatical until January 2021. I wish you well on your healing journey.
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92154
Achieve Medical Center is proud to offer a wide array of mental health services in Chula Vista, especially for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Our providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, therapists, and others can help with psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, and many other mental health conditions. We work closely with our patients and their families to provide them with high-quality service with the goal of delivering long-term relief from depression and anxiety.
Parenting
(619) 367-1309
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92154
Parenting
Achieve Medical Center is proud to offer a wide array of mental health services in Chula Vista, especially for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Our providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, therapists, and others can help with psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, and many other mental health conditions. We work closely with our patients and their families to provide them with high-quality service with the goal of delivering long-term relief from depression and anxiety.
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Vesal Vakili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92113
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
Parenting
(424) 336-3461
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92113
Parenting
My name is Vesal Vakili and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of California. I am currently pursuing my PsyD degree at Alliant International University, located in Irvine California. I view therapy as a shared and collaborative journey. I feel privileged to walk the therapeutic path with individuals, families, couples and instill hope, where there is hopelessness and uncertainties.
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Lucia R. Desoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
San Diego, CA 92107
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
Parenting
(858) 762-9943
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San Diego, CA 92107
Parenting
I view therapy as a very special, sacred space where my clients may begin and proceed on their journey toward health. I have extensive experience working with a host of different mental health issues. As a Christian therapist, I am able to offer not only experience and professionalism, but also provide an atmosphere of safety where clients are free to hear from God, Himself, as He brings truth which is genuine, long-lasting, and results in true healing and freedom.
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Julie M Hayden
Psychologist, MRS, MACP, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Addiction is not a problem to be fixed, but rather a person. I have worked with many people with various addictions and realize that addressing one problem from one perspective is not enough. I specialize in getting to know a person first and then helping that person heal from past hurts, learn skills for problem-solving, improve communication, build strong relationships, practice ways to manage strong emotions, learn to slow down and change their harmful or intrusive thoughts, draw from their faith for strength, develop strong support systems, and with all this, hope of long-term recovery can become reality.
Parenting
(844) 262-8310
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92101
Parenting
Addiction is not a problem to be fixed, but rather a person. I have worked with many people with various addictions and realize that addressing one problem from one perspective is not enough. I specialize in getting to know a person first and then helping that person heal from past hurts, learn skills for problem-solving, improve communication, build strong relationships, practice ways to manage strong emotions, learn to slow down and change their harmful or intrusive thoughts, draw from their faith for strength, develop strong support systems, and with all this, hope of long-term recovery can become reality.
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Erin Elmore
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92128
No matter at what age, life can wound us. Often, the key to healing is found through relationships. The relationship of therapy requires courage and a willingness to engage. In return, it offers a place to heal from pain, learn new insights and skills, and gain traction in personal growth. I have a genuine passion for this process. My style is warm and interpersonal with a combination of compassion, humor, and practical advice. I specialize in therapy services for children & adolescents, and young adults (generally, ages 6 to 25).
Parenting
(858) 780-5543
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Office is near:
San Diego, CA 92128
Parenting
No matter at what age, life can wound us. Often, the key to healing is found through relationships. The relationship of therapy requires courage and a willingness to engage. In return, it offers a place to heal from pain, learn new insights and skills, and gain traction in personal growth. I have a genuine passion for this process. My style is warm and interpersonal with a combination of compassion, humor, and practical advice. I specialize in therapy services for children & adolescents, and young adults (generally, ages 6 to 25).

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If you're looking for a parenting counselor in San Diego or for a San Diego parenting therapist, these professionals provide therapy for parents. They include parenting therapists, parenting psychologists, parenting psychotherapists and parenting counselors. They can help with single parent therapists, San Diego single parenting, parent involvement, child parenting, new parents, parent education and general issues relating to parents and children.

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Therapists in San Diego are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in San Diego. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in San Diego

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